Happy birthday, S'pore!: National Day displays around the island
From the ordinary to the unmissable, here's a look at how Singaporeans are sprucing up for the nation's 58th birthday celebrations.
Every year, in the lead-up to Singapore's National Day celebrations, places across the island – from shopping malls and hotels, to the heartland – are decked out in red and white to celebrate the country's birthday on Aug 9.
The Straits Times Picture Desk captures snapshots of the myriad of decorations, big or small.
The message "I Love SG" is formed by national flags on the facade of Block 406 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.
It took volunteers and residents from Teck Ghee Arc Residents' Network about five weeks to create the display, which is made of old and new flags, and reused materials such as string and rope.
Seen against the city's skyline, Singapore flags decorate the rooftop carpark of People's Park Complex on July 28.
Children play near a 5m-tall inflatable Merlion, located next to Block 296B Bukit Batok Street 22, on July 27.
It has attracted many curious residents to take photographs with it, adding to the neighbourhood's festive cheer.
A resident standing at the corridor of Block 9, whose facade is decorated with national flags, in Selegie Road on July 31.
Each year, in the period leading up to National Day, photographers flock to Selegie House to take creative photographs of the building facade decorated with Singapore flags.
A total of 672 recycled bottles were used to create this Singapore flag near Block 652 Jurong West Street 61.
About 350 residents participated in this project by Pioneer Zone 12 Residents' Network, which involved collecting empty chrysanthemum tea bottles from residents living in the area.
A Singapore flag hangs outside a house in Serangoon Avenue 3 on July 27.
National flags form the number 58 on a block's facade in Serangoon Avenue 3.
A construction worker putting up the national flag on the hoarding of a work site near King George's Avenue in July.
National flags are arranged to form the number 58, to signify Singapore's age, over a pathway between Blocks 107 and 109 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, on July 27. The group who created the decorations had saved nylon strings from past projects and used them for this project.
These blocks in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 and 8 are awash with the beautiful sight of red and white.
A cyclist passing by a row of Singapore flags displayed on a bridge at Sungei Geylang along Old Airport Road near Dakota MRT station on July 29.
A Singapore flag is displayed on an electronic screen at Funan Mall on July 30.
Singapore flags next to OCBC and Singtel logos on buildings in the downtown area, on July 29.
Singapore flags displayed on the room balconies of Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay Hotel on July 30.
The National Museum of Singapore's facade will be specially lit up until Aug 9, between 7.30pm and 12 midnight.